A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 23:27:07 / February 12, 2020 @ 11:27 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8972° West, latitude 17.8522° North, depth = 10 km. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:27:07 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007p2c. Id of event: us70007p2c. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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